Waiting For the Lights to Go Out

by Buffalo Gospel

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released December 3, 2015

Recorded and Mixed by Ryan Elliott - 77eleven Productions
Mastered by Justin Perkins - Mystery Room Mastering and Recording Co.

Mandolin / Guitar - Ryan Ogburn
Guitar - Christopher Porterfield
Bass - Kevin Rowe
Percussion - Nick Lang
Vocals - Ryan Necci
Strings - John and Rebecca Patek

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Buffalo Gospel Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Buffalo Gospel's music has been praised as being “minimalist and masterful,” “musically arresting,” and “Milwaukee’s Best Kept Secret.”

Their first EP, “Four Letter Words”, was written and released in the snow-covered part of 2009 and was soon followed by “The Good Land” in 2010. The band is hard at work on a new full-length album with a planned release this summer.
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Track Name: Waiting For the Lights to Go Out
Pull the sheets up high
I don't want to see today
Oh Hattie lock the door
And send the maid away
Sitting here waiting, waiting for the lights to go out

I got a sorry heart and a busted home
A sour fiddle and horsehair bow
I beat a path to hell same as any man

Sinnin' goes better with grinnin' I hear
I'll wear a smile from ear to ear
And try to kill those lights the best I can

Half bourbon and half shame
Half Irish Cherokee
On the banks of Angelina
Where she kisses all the creeks
Sitting here waiting, waiting for the lights to go out

I'm dressed for resignation
Cause who am I alone
Well ain't that water lucky
It can run until it's home
and I'm sitting here waiting, waiting for the lights to go out

I got a sorry heart and a busted home
A sour fiddle and horsehair bow
I beat a path to hell same as any man

Sinnin' goes better with grinnin' I hear
I'll wear a smile from ear to ear
And try to kill those lights the best I can

A shiny white incisor
In the pocket of my shirt
A drunk'll bleed out faster
But nothing really hurts
Sitting here waiting, waiting for the lights to go out

They'll wipe away the mess
With the Sunday morning news
There ain't a lot to see
From the bullet that he used
Sitting here waiting, waiting for the lights to go out
Track Name: Garden in the Grave
Burn everything that’s left
There ain’t much to see
A lonely man’s a loaded gun and I’m drunk in the armory

Got a feelin’ for the odds
They’re feelin’ pretty high
Showing off this losing hand a corner at a time

There ain’t a garden in the grave
Ain’t a garden in the grave
Close as I will come to resting easy
There ain’t a garden in the grave
Ain’t a garden in the grave
Don’t you do me any favors
Ain’t a garden in the grave

When there’s trouble ‘round the eyes
And tossin’ in the night
Cause everyone I ever loved has gone and seen the light

Wash the worry from my face
Press my wedding clothes
Gonna dress the part if I’m to see you again I suppose

There ain’t a garden in the grave
Ain’t a garden in the grave
Close as I will come to resting easy
There ain’t a garden in the grave
Ain’t a garden in the grave
Don’t you do me any favors
Ain’t a garden in the grave

A bad land and a bended knee
Howlin' in the shade
It's been a chasten heavy, it's been a year today

Dry horse and a heathen heart
A heavy handed pair
You can lead me to the water, better drown me when I'm there
You can lead me to the water, better drown me when I'm there

There ain’t a garden in the grave
Ain’t a garden in the grave
Close as I will come to resting easy
There ain’t a garden in the grave
Ain’t a garden in the grave
Don’t you do me any favors
Ain’t a garden in the grave
Ain’t a garden in the grave